Wednesday, October 19
Presented by: Lisa Weiss, Lecturer, Department of French and Italian, as part of The Tournées Festival
France (2009) Dir: Claude Chabrol. Eminent director Chabrol makes his 50th and final feature film a wry thriller about a police commissioner trying to balance professional instinct with family duty. Bellamy and his wife are spending their vacation in a quiet town when a shadowy figure intrudes and launches him into a mysterious psychodrama of twisting plots and crime solving. French with English subtitles. Not Rated. 110 mins.
La Belle Endormie (The Sleeping Beauty)
Presented by: Patricia Armstrong, Senior Lecturer, Department of French and Italian, as part of The Tournées Festival
NOTE: screened at 6:30 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. Indian food will be served during an intermission from 8–8:30 p.m.
India (2004) Dir: Yasha Chopra. A pilot with the Indian Air Force rescues a Pakistani girl stranded in India after a bus accident. Twenty-two years later, the mystery of the pilot’s disappearance and sentencing to a Pakistani jail for that time comes to light. A saga of love, separation, courage, and sacrifice is unveiled. Hindi with English subtitles. Not rated. 192 mins. DVD. Funding provided in part by the Center for Second Language Studies.